Looking good under a mask: South Korean fashion evolves in the time of coronavirus

SEOUL (Reuters) – From tutorials on how to wear makeup with a face mask, to hats that incorporate a protective plastic face shield, South Koreans are seeking to make... Read more »

South Korea boy band BTS cancels April Seoul concert on coronavirus concerns

FILE PHOTO: Members of K-Pop band, BTS appear on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ show in Central Park in New York City, U.S., May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid SEOUL (Reuters)... Read more »

‘Parasite’ reflects deepening social divide in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – The black comedy “Parasite” is a tale of two South Korean families – the wealthy Parks and the poor Kims – mirroring the deepening inequality in... Read more »

Inequality tour: The real-life sights of South Korea’s Oscar-winning ‘Parasite’

SEOUL (Reuters) – From the houses to the noodles, South Korea’s Oscar winning movie “Parasite” tells its story of a suffocating class struggle through the sights and smells of... Read more »

‘I will continue to fight’: South Korea’s first transgender soldier vows to oppose dismissal

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s first transgender soldier said on Wednesday she would sue the military after it announced it would dismiss her for undergoing gender reassignment surgery last... Read more »

Stalled talks with U.S. not good for North Korea, South Korea tells China

BEIJING (Reuters) – Stalled denuclearization talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea are not beneficial for Pyongyang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in... Read more »

Seoul, Washington fail to agree on cost of U.S. troops as deal set to expire

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States failed on Wednesday to reach an agreement over Seoul’s contribution towards hosting some 28,500 U.S. troops, ending two days of... Read more »

South Korean actor found dead in latest K-pop tragedy

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean actor Cha In-ha was found dead in his home, police said on Wednesday, the country’s third young celebrity to die in the past two... Read more »

Senior Chinese diplomat set for first visit to South Korea in five years amid missile defense row

SEOUL (Reuters) – A high-ranking Chinese diplomat is visiting Seoul this week for the first time in five years as the two countries seek to improve ties amid a... Read more »

K-pop singer sentenced to six years in jail for rape, sharing secret sex videos

SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean court sentenced a K-pop musician to six years in prison on Friday for raping a woman and distributing a video capturing the act... Read more »